LinkedIn’s New Focused Inbox Surfaces More Relevant Messages

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LinkedIn is updating its messaging experience with a new ‘Focused Inbox,’ which intends to reduce spam and surface area more pertinent messages.

The next time you login to LinkedIn and open your inbox you’ll see a notification inviting you to “Try Focused Inbox.”

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Clicking the button shown above will automatically filter your messages into 2 tabs.

Focused Inbox utilizes AI to identify crucial messages, which it filters into the ‘Focused’ tab while the rest are sent out to the ‘Other’ tab.

Considering there’s an AI element involved it might take time for LinkedIn to learn your inbox choices.

You’ll have the alternative to move messages in between tabs, or revert back to the standard messaging experience if you don’t take pleasure in the Focused Inbox.

LinkedIn is making this modification in uptick in direct messaging, which the company says is up 20% compared to in 2015.

In an email, a LinkedIn representative states:

“This feature is the most recent in a series of improvements we’ve made to assist members have more productive conversations and link to chances through LinkedIn messaging. With conversations up nearly 20 percent because last year, we’re seeing more specialists on LinkedIn are turning to messaging to link and engage with each other.”

LinkedIn’s Focused Inbox is now readily available worldwide to all users.

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